Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SAT, 17 MAR 2018 09:04 Erbil, GMT +3
Source: KRG-DFR DFR publication date: SUN, 25 FEB 2018 15:13
Qubad Talabani attends a seminar of Iranian representatives

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Acting Prime Minister Qubad Talabani attended a seminar of the Islamic Republic of Iran`s representatives in Iraq and Kurdistan, held in Suleimaniya. Iran's ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, special representatives from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consuls and officials from Iranian representations in Iraq and Kurdistan were attended.

Bilateral ties, regional security and political developments and mutual economic interests were the main topics discussed during the seminar.

Mr. Masjedi expressed the willingness of his government to cooperate with the Kurdistan Region in various sectors based on common interests.

Acting Prime Minister Talabani stressed the important role that Iran can play in the development of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. He highlighted Iran`s positive role in building peace and enhancing security in the region in general, urging that it continues on this same policy in the best interest of the people of Iraq, Kurdistan and the wider region.

Mr. Talabani also briefed the audience about the reforms adopted by the Kurdistan Regional Government. He stated that the KRG is working towards diversifying its economy with less reliance on oil. He recalled Islamic Republic of Iran's successful experience in the development of its industrial and agriculture sectors, which may be of example for the KRG.

Mr. Talabani also discussed the outstanding issues between the KRG and Iraqi federal government, stating that Iran can play an important role in helping to reach a satisfactory settlement for both sides.

He pointed out that a united and strong Kurdistan Region is in the interest of the wider region in general and Iran in particular. He stressed that the Kurdistan Region is willing to solve all outstanding issues based on the Iraqi federal Constitution.

Mr. Talabani reaffirmed that Kurdistan political parties should speak with one voice while preparing for the upcoming Iraqi elections and work to fulfil all the constitutional rights of the people of the Kurdistan Region.

Head of DFR meets with Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth Office and the UN
MON, 5 MAR 2018 11:35

Erbil, Kurdistan Region ( –Head of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa, received UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

Qubad Talabani meets US Assistant Secretary of Defense
SAT, 24 FEB 2018 13:38

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Acting Prime Minister Qubad Talabani along with Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Peshmerga Affairs Karim Sinjari received US Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Karem, heading a military and diplomatic delegation.

„suffering and hope”- opening of photo exhibition in headquarters of KRG Representation in Poland
WED, 21 FEB 2018 22:08

Opening of the exhibition has begun with a short speech given by KRG Representative Ziyad Raoof. He welcomed guests, talked about the circumstances of taking those photographs and also cited the latest statistics on refugees in Kurdistan.



Consul General of India pays farewell visit to DFR

SAT, 10 MAR 2018 12:57

Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq ( –Head of the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, on Thursday, received the Consul General of the Republic of India, Mr. Deepak Miglani, to bid farewell to the outgoing CG as his tenure ends in Kurdistan Region.


Minster Mustafa welcomes PASS consultancy delegation

WED, 7 MAR 2018 15:07

Erbil, Kurdistan Region ( - Head of Foreign Relations Department of Kurdistan Region, Falah Mustafa received a delegation from PASS Strategic Consultancy, led by Mr. Daniel Puls, the President and CEO, on 5th March, 2018.


Minister Bakir received New Zealand’s New Ambassador to Iraq to discuss bilateral relations

WED, 7 MAR 2018 11:28

Erbil, Kurdistan Region ( –  New Zealand’s Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Bradley Sawden met with Minister Bakir, yesterday at the Department of Foreign Relations to discuss the latest developments, bilateral ties, and  Erbil-Baghdad dialogue.


Prime Minister Barzani receives UK delegation

MON, 5 MAR 2018 22:34

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a British delegation, led by Lord Nazir Ahmed, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, who is also UK Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.